seed germination mat
I posted below about rye grass to hold a bank, but I also need to ask about something my builder did to the bank of the first posting. In December he seeded fescue and covered it with seed germination mat, watered a few (from neighbors account-very few) times and stopped. I moved in February to what looked like a dead bank. When I inquired I was told that it was planted with love grass--it would grow, fall over, and I would not have to do anything. As spring came, there was not the slightest glimmer of green--nothing living showed or I would have watered. In fact, the entire bank and yard, remained clay. His answer was to reseed *over* the mat with fescue adding that it would grow tall and I wouldn't have to mow it either. This is a concern as the bank would require someone stronger than me who was very good with a mower and wearing heavy boots to protect feet. I checked and little, if any, seed made contact with the soil. My answer is to pull the mat and begin again with the seed mix I described below (rye, etc.) cover lightly with straw and water with a soaker hose that I move as needed. Am I on track, or was it a sound practice to plant on top of the mat?